WESTCHESTER, Fla. — Editor's note: The image above is a stock photo.
A massive alligator became the newest member of a South Florida neighborhood after it got stuck in a storm drain.
WPLG reports that the sighting of the nearly 8-foot reptile had people living in a Miami-Dade neighborhood taking pictures and recording videos, hoping that it would eventually be able to free itself.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responded to the area where the alligator was stuck. It's believed that the enormous creature was in the drain for at least a couple of days, NBC 6 reports.
The news station adds that a tow truck and a Miami-Dade Water and Sewer truck were at the scene to try to help free the alligator.
“We called public works and they used some water pumps to push water through the storm drain,” FWC Officer Ron Washington told WPLG.
“It went to the positive outflow into the canal and eventually the gator did swim back into the canal.”
For now, it looks like the alligator is back where it belongs. The crew reportedly put a cap on the drain to keep the residents safe and will keep monitoring the area.